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Facing Tyson: 15 Fighters, 15 Stories, by Ted A Kluck, Mainstream Publishing, €16.

27th January, 2007

Facing Tyson: 15 Fighters, 15 Stories, by Ted A Kluck, Mainstream Publishing, €16.

When Mike Tyson decided to hang up his gloves after an ignominious defeat to Ireland’s Kevin McBride in 2005, boxing breathed a huge sigh of relief. He had been the youngest-ever heavyweight champion of the world, but his life had been in turmoil for years. Arguably the only person he was hurting was himself.

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